Two of the most popular types of bulbs, Daffodils and Tulips come in a
wide variety of variant. The tulip has a wide variety of color hue
options, from snowy white to a near black purple. The bulb comes in
countless shades of yellows, reds and pinks. However, the blue tulip
remains elusive. The shape of the flowers also vary, from traditional
upright single petals, to frilly twisting petals, to open double
blooms. Tulips can also comes in dwarf varieties, that are ideal for
planters and window boxes.
Daffodils like tulips come in various shapes and sizes, but wth a more
restricted colour palette. Shades are limited to yellows, oranges,
creams and whites. Small varieties like Cyclamens make a good choice
for spring potted displays or in rock gardens and the larger trumpet
varieties in mixed borders and on grassy lawns.
Tulips do well in well drained and fertile soil in sunny parts of the
garden, preferably protected from open wind to protect them. Daffodils
will do well in most types of moist soil, but the best type of soil
for them, is limey. Light dappled shade under trees or in full are the
best locations to plant the bulbs. If the Daffodils are on a lawn,
once the flowers are finished, leave the dead leaves for approx 5
weeks before cutting back
Queen of Night - A very deep purple flowerhead, with individual
petals, late spring flowering.
Peach Blossom - Double petals in dusty pink, early spring flowering.
Passionale - A large cupped daffodil that is creamy white rather than
the classic yellow.
Fortune - A popular variety with a yellowy orange cornet with pastel